2015 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlist

1.  Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
Jack, the King of Ashes
By Andy Jones
Publisher: Running Goat Books & Broadsides

Dear Canada:  Flame and Ashes:  The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor
By Janet McNaughton
Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd.

The End of the Line
By Sharon E. McKay
Publisher:  Annick Press Ltd.

2.  APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award, Sponsored by Friesens Corporation
Breakwater Books for
A Sudden Sun
By:  Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

Nimbus Publishing for
Atlantic Coastal Gardening:  Growing Inspired, Resilient Plants by the Sea
By:  Denise Adams

Creative Book Publishing for
Island Kitchen:  An Ode to Newfoundland
By Chef Mark McCrowe with Sasha Okshevsky

3.  Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Sponsored by Marquis Book Printing
Equal as Citizens:  The Tumultuous and Troubled History of a Great Canadian Idea
By Richard Starr
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company Ltd.

Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War
By Katherine Dewar
Publisher:  Island Studies Press

Bringing Home Animals:  Mistissini Hunters of Northern Quebec (2nd Ed.)
By Adrian Tanner
Publisher:  ISER Books, Memorial University of Newfoundland

4.  Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction in Memory of Robbie Robertson,
Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth
Fire in the Belly:  How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada, and changed the way we do business
By Gordon Pitts
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Double Pregnant:  Two Lesbians Make a Family
By Natalie Meisner
Publisher: Roseway Publishing

Winds of Change:  The Life and Legacy of Calvin W. Ruck
By Lindsay Ruck
Publisher: Pottersfield Press

5.  Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Perished:  The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
By Jenny Higgins
Publisher: Boulder Publications

Something of a Peasant Paradise?:  Comparing Rural Societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755
By Gregory M. W. Kennedy
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket:  The Life and Times of John Paris, Jr., Hockey’s First Black Professional Coach
By John Paris Jr. with Robert Ashe
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company Ltd.

6.  Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), presented by Boyne Clarke
By Linden MacIntyre
Publisher:  Random House Canada

Just Beneath My Skin
By Darren Greer
Publisher:  Cormorant Books

Grist:  a novel
By Linda Little
Publisher: Roseway Publishing

7.  Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
Illustrator:  Sydney Smith (nominee)
Music is for Everyone
(Written by Jill Barber)
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Illustrator: Michael Pittman (nominee)
Wow Wow and Haw Haw
(Written by George Murray)
Publisher: Breakwater Books

Illustrator:  Nancy Rose (nominee)
The Secret Life of Squirrels
(Written by Nancy Rose)
Publisher: Penguin Canada

8.  Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, sponsored by Collins Barrow LLP, Weed Man Maritimes, and the family of John and Margaret Savage
Vienna Nocturne: a novel
By Vivien Shotwell
Publisher:  Doubleday Canada

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome:  stories
By Megan Gail Coles
Publisher: Creative Book Publishing

Where I Belong:  Small Town to Great Big Sea
By Alan Doyle
Publisher: Doubleday Canada